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Latest Issue: August 2014

Australian Family Physician is the official journal of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. AFP aims to provide relevant evidence based, clearly articulated information to Australian GPs to assist them in providing the highest quality patient care; applicable to the varied geographic and social contexts in which GPs work and to all GP roles as clinician, researcher, educator, practice team member and opinion leader.


Latest issue

AFP Cover 2014 August


August 2014 Vol 43(8) 497-576

This month's articles include Risk tools in diagnosis, End-of-life care, Survivorship and Advance care planning

Recent issues

AFP Cover 2014 July


July 2014 Vol 43 (7) 417–496

This month's articles include genetics in general practice, noninvasive prenatal testing, consumer DNA testing, genetic testing – medico-legal issues, ethics and professionalism, and investigating fatigue.

AFP Cover 2014 June


June 2014 Vol 43 (6) 337–416

This month's articles include tobacco smoking, problem gambling, alcohol, learning in the digital era, suicidal adolescents and travel vaccinations.

AFP Cover 2014 May


May 2014 Vol 43 (5) 241–336

This month's articles include anticoagulants, imaging for cardiac disease, dental infections, iPhone ECG screening, male androgen disorders, and dizziness: vertigo or cardiac disease?

AFP Cover 2014 April

Challenging life stages

April 2014 Vol 43 (4) 161-240

This month's articles include cognitive decline, paediatric palliative care, perinatal mental health, struggling at school, chronic disease management plans, hip pain in young adults and rational test ordering.

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AFP Podcasts

Each month AFP interviews the authors of our key articles. Listen on your computer or copy them to a CD or MP3 player, and learn at your leisure.

AFP Clinical Challenge

The AFP Clinical Challenge comprises a total of 16 multiple choice questions, which have been drawn from articles within the current issue of AFP. There are 4 Category 2 QA&CPD points available.

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